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  • Linda Nicholas couldn't help worrying about her oldest granddaughter, Lisa Spinks, even though she was 20 now and a high school graduate. Spinks was borderline mentally retarded and had trouble counting money. She didn't have the filters that most people have to tell a good person from a bad person," Nicholas said.

  • Not long ago, Wooster historian Harry McClarran sent me information about the old guard station that used to stand next to the railroad tracks at the foot of Spink Street. The little building contained a pot-bellied stove and was where the railroad crossing guard stayed. When a train was approaching," McClarran explained, "the guard would come out of his shanty and put up his sign to stop traffic from going across the railroad tracks. Eventually automated crossing gates and signals were installed and the old shanty was taken out to the McSweeney Woods on the west side of County Road 22 on Mechanicsburg Road. The women of the Killbuck Chapter of the Izaak Walton League built a clubhouse around the shanty and that's where the chapter held its meetings.

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer activities in full swing and the Fourth of July holiday approaching, CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) reminds everyone to stay away from railroad tracks and motorists to use caution at grade crossings. We hope our community neighbors enjoy their picnics, fireworks and time with family and friends, but never underestimate the dangers of trespassing or playing on railroad property," said Terry Ludban, director - community affairs and safety. "Always be alert and remember to play it safe near railroad tracks.

  • LA MIRADA - When Carlos Garcia bought his home on San Ardo Drive 17 years ago, the noise from the trains on the nearby railroad tracks wasn't that bad. But no more.

  • ELLSWORTH, Maine -- Over the span of three hours on a foggy night this past week, two cars failed to navigate a confusing curve on Route 1A in Ellsworth and instead found themselves rumbling down the railroad tracks. Just three days earlier, another driver following her GPS went straight where Route 1A bends to the right. Like the other two mishaps, her vehicle ended up on the tracks and was damaged considerably in the process.

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (CSX) and NASCAR driver Regan Smith kicked off Train Safety Awareness Week today by reminding people to stay away from railroad tracks and use caution at grade crossings. I urge drivers to always expect a train at a grade crossing, and I ask parents and kids to talk about the need to stay away from railroad tracks," said Smith. "One incident is one too many, and getting the word out about staying off of railroad property can help avoid needless tragedies.

  • A grain silo collapsed in Moyock, N.C., spilling its contents across nearby railroad tracks Tuesday evening. The collapse occurred about 5 p.m. at the Currituck Grain Co. in the 400 block of Caratoke Hwy. No injuries were reported, said Randall Edwards, a Currituck County spokesman.

  • DAYTON -- One of two men accused of killing a 20-year-old woman and dumping her body on railroad tracks is scheduled to go on trial today in a rare, one-day, three-judge panel death penalty case in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Jamie Shaffer, 23, faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted of killing Lisa Spinks on Sept. 24, 2011, unless prosecutors agree on stipulations that would eliminate that possibility. Miamisburg police said Shaffer and 28-year-old Joshua Sellers killed Spinks by stabbing her in the neck. Police said the pair then put Spinks' body on the railroad tracks, where it was covered with brush and severed by passing trains.

  • Colorado Springs trolley supporters are trying to stop the city from pulling up a section of railroad tracks on Constitution Avenue. The loss of those tracks, said Dave Lippincott, president of the Pikes Peak Historic Street Railway Foundation, means a projected extension of a proposed downtown trolley to the east would likely be killed.

  • NORMAL - Drivers and pedestrians can expect to see more safety measures by railroad tracks once they are upgraded for high-speed rail. In the Twin Cities, that likely will mean four quadrant crossing gates that block all lanes of traffic and prevent vehicles from going around gates; closing some crossings; and installing state-of- the art signaling, said Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Josh Kauffman.

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